October 11, 2022
ways to calm your nerves before a panel discussion

21 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before a Panel Discussion

A little worried about your upcoming panel discussion? Here’s the good news: Stage fright or presentation anxiety is fairly common for new panel moderators or panelists, […]
June 22, 2022

Consider Sending a Thank You Letter After Panel Discussion

It’s a lovely touch to write and send a thank you letter after a panel discussion.  After all, they have taken the time to prepare some […]
May 31, 2022
panelist definition

What is a Panelist? The Panelist Definition

Panelist Definition: A panelist is one among a group of people, typically 3-4 experts or practitioners in the field, who share facts, offer opinions, and respond […]
May 25, 2022
why you should be a panelist

8 Reasons Why You Should be a Panelist

So you’ve been asked to be a panelist on a panel discussion and you and your colleagues are wondering, “Why you should be a panelist? Why […]
January 8, 2019

5 Essential Elements of a Powerful Panelist

I just finished an interview with executive coach Pam Fox Rollin on how to be a powerful panelist during a panel discussion at a meeting, conference, […]
November 5, 2018
Reasons to be a Panel Moderator

How to Make a Memorable Impact as a Panelist

So you’re talking to your panelists in preparation for an amazing panel discussion, and one of your panelists asks, “What can I do to make an […]
May 9, 2018

Panelists: Use this Trick to Answer a Panel Discussion Question

Panelists, what do you do when you are the LAST person to answer the same question all the other panelists answered already?
November 20, 2017

4 Roles to Cast When Selecting Panelists

Some words of wisdom from fellow professional panel moderator, Brian Walter: If you are in charge of the panel you want to “cast for contrast.” And […]
October 4, 2017

Prepare to be a Brilliant Panelist with these Steps

Perhaps you’ve been asked to serve as a panelist in an upcoming panel discussion…and you may be wondering, “What do I have to do to be […]
June 3, 2015

How Ironic: No Women on Comic Con’s Panel on Women in Comics

I see it all the time: A panel that lacks visual diversity.  It’s a bunch of middle-aged white men as panelists and no women or minorities.  In […]
June 24, 2014

What Makes Your Panel Fascinating?

During the webinar last week on 5 Ways to Spice Up Your Panel Discussions, I recommended the new book by branding expert and leading authority on […]
April 14, 2014
common mistakes panelists make during a panel discussion

10 Most Common Mistakes Panelists Make During a Panel Discussion

In a recent survey of 539 executives, thought leaders, and meeting planners, 66% of the respondents had issues with the panelists being out of control.  That’s 2/3 […]
March 27, 2014

Limit the Number of Panelists in a Panel Discussion

I simply don’t understand the thinking of putting a dozen panelists in a panel discussion format that will last an hour or so.
March 21, 2014

No More Panelist Speeches During Panel Discussions!

Harry A. Overstreet, an American educator, first coined the term “panel discussion” in a short article “On the Panel” published in the October, 1934 issue of […]
March 18, 2014

The 2014 Panel Report: Are Panel Discussions Effective?

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